By Bill Copeland on May 26, 2016
Ruby Rose Fox’s first full length album Domestic is a splendid offering of colorful, tuneful, and well-constructed songs. Ms. Fox’s vocal delivery too is loaded with tremendous appeal.. Her voice coats these 12 clever songs with her special unique timbre and personality, making each a potential radio hit with mass appeal. Needless to say, her backing band is strong enough to support her and is made up mostly of the players and singers we’ve all seen her work with at her local Boston area shows.
By Bill Copeland on May 24, 2016
As they do every year, Adam Ezra Group sailed around Boston Harbor on the Provincetown II last Sunday afternoon with about 750 fans cheering them on as they played through several of their original songs and arrangements. A day after some of the band’ equipment was stolen from their van, surprisingly good weather one upped dreary weather reports and the musicians and their Sunday afternoon fans had one fine day.
By Bill Copeland on May 20, 2016
Chick Singer Night is gearing up for another of their concerts to showcase some of the best women singers in the greater-Boston area. For their upcoming Friday night, June 3rd concert at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, Massachusetts, there will be plenty of variety. This is also the first time CSN will hold their event at the Medford theater.
By Bill Copeland on May 17, 2016
Some tribute shows come across like a work of art. Boston’s Peter Parcek and his trio along with special guests paid a glorious tribute to B.B. King as part of the On Stage series at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, Massachusetts last Saturday night. By placing the band at the end of the stage with their backs toward the audience seats, the On Stage producers created a café style seating arrangement for patrons sitting on stage with the band. Last Saturday night’s show was packed, making the tribute a success financially as well as artistically.
By Bill Copeland on May 12, 2016
Chris Nauman’s latest CD Better Angels offers a lot of the elements that have always made him an enjoyable listen. One highlight of all of the songs here is Nauman’s personality. He shines through in each track, creating interest, vitality, and identity. He also offers lyrics that speak of hope amidst trying and sometimes dire circumstances. The greater sum of fine songs make this CD a winsome treasure.
By Bill Copeland on May 5, 2016
Some music events have a way of bringing things full circle back to what is most important. Boston blues guitarist Peter Parcek is gearing up for a very special show. May 14th is the day on which the king of the blues, B.B. King passed away, and Parcek will play a tribute concert to King at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, Massachusetts. The concert runs from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Chevalier is located at 30 Forest Street in Medford.
By Bill Copeland on May 4, 2016
Coming out of Vermont’s eclectic music scene and positive, open minded, neo-hippie environment, Twiddle offer a fantastic combo of fine musicianship, inspiring, joyful lyrics, and a fearless, seamless blend of elements and styles. The Vermont quartet’s latest CD, Plump, is well named. The disc is plump with many high musical moments and many lyrics about being high on life.
By Bill Copeland on April 28, 2016
Kung Fu’s latest CD Joyride is packed with hard driving funk. It’s the kind of CD that will keep listeners moving from the dance floor to listening mode. Many moments find this band delivering lively, danceable music. Other moments find them shining as true musicians, offering a plethora of notes that dance, spiral, sing, or soar as these finely disciplined players take their sound in any direction they choose.
By Bill Copeland on April 27, 2016
John Hall, known for producing blues festivals at the Marshfield Fair these last 21 years, will present the New England Blues Summit at Cape Cod’s Resort And Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts on May 13, May 14, and May 15. Judging by the activities and artists lined up, this could be the year’s biggest blues event in our six state region.
By Bill Copeland on April 20, 2016
Ontologics’s sophomore album Drones From Home finds the multi instrumentalist duo laying down all sorts of funky grooves, metalish guitar parts, and a whole lot of other magic all their own. Bulbous grooves, penetrating melodic phrases, and other worldly vocals are the order of the day for Ontologics.